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Protective effects of antiretrovirals are confirmed in community setting

BMJ 2012; 344 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.e1789 (Published 09 March 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;344:e1789
  1. Zosia Kmietowicz
  1. 1London

People who live in areas where more than 30% of people infected with HIV are taking antiretrovirals have a significantly reduced risk of acquiring the virus than those who live in areas of low uptake (less than 10%), shows a study carried out in a rural area of South Africa.

It is the first time that the positive protective effect of antiretrovirals on the incidence of HIV has been shown in a community setting. The findings were presented at the 19th …

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